George Washington Papers

General Orders, 27 October 1777

General Orders

Head-Quarters, Whitepain Township [Pa.] Octr 27th 1777.

Parole Hampton.C. Signs Kingston. Ludlow.

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Muhlenberg’s orderly book has the following general orders for this date: “Such Regimental Pay Masters as have not already recd the Pay for their Regts for the Month of August last, are immedly to apply to the Pay Master General for the same; they are also to bring in their abstracts for the Month of Sepr, and to take particular notice that all Officers or Men who have been made Prisoners, or are missing, are to be made up, in the Company Rolls to the time they were made prisoners or missing, and no longer. The Pay Masters who have already deliver’d their Pay Rolls, are to call on the Pay Master Genl for the same, and regulate them agreeable to this Order. They are also at the same time to lodge with him lists of the Prisoners specifying their Ranks” (“Muhlenberg’s Orderly Book,” description begins “Orderly Book of Gen. John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg, March 26–December 20, 1777.” Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 33 (1909): 257–78, 454–74; 34 (1910): 21–40, 166–89, 336–60, 438–77; 35 (1911): 59–89, 156–87, 290–303. description ends 35:161; see also Weedon’s Orderly Book description begins Valley Forge Orderly Book of General George Weedon of the Continental Army under Command of Genl George Washington, in the Campaign of 1777–8: Describing the Events of the Battles of Brandywine, Warren Tavern, Germantown, and Whitemarsh, and of the Camps at Neshaminy, Wilmington, Pennypacker’s Mills, Skippack, Whitemarsh, & Valley Forge. New York, 1902. description ends , 107).

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